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Mega Environment Analysis and Cultivar Selection for Resource Optimization

Kalidasu Giridhar, Surepeddi Surya Kumari, Kantipudi Nirmal Babu, C. K. Thankamani, Eleswarapu Vani Diwakara Sastry, Dhirendra Singh, Gopal Lal, S. P. Singh, S. K. Tehlan, V. P.Pandey, Dhirendra Singh, A. K. Singh, Dinesh Patel, Preeti Verma and Ritesh Patel

  • Page No:  798 - 806
  • Published online: 07 Aug 2016
  • DOI : HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.23910/IJBSM/2016.7.4.1569

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  •  gkalidasu@yahoo.com

Coriander crop improvement is vested with several issues like lack of unified protocol, delineation of suitable test environments and difficulties in the selection of a genotype over a wide range of environments. A study was taken up with three fold objectives viz. genotype evaluation in a mega environment consisting of diverse sub-environments, test environment discrimination and selection, suitability and superiority of superior genotype in a specific set of environments. Thirteen genotypes were evaluated in eleven diverse agro-climatic zones for three years (2009−2012). The graphical tool GGE (genotype main effect [G] and genotype and environment interaction [GE]) biplot was used to analyze the multi-environment data obtained. The biplot explained the 75% (53 and 22% by PC1 and PC2, respectively) of the total G+GE and adequately represented the environment-centered data.The evaluation of test environments revealed the nature of mega-environment and ideal test environments among the environments evaluated. Based on this, the test sites could be grouped into two diverse sub-mega-environments. The best performing and candidate genotypes were identified for each sub-mega-environment. Among the eleven test environments, three sites were the most discriminative of the genotypes, hence to evaluate a large number of genotypes in India these three ideal test environments can be deployed thus saving time, resources and energy. The results revealed that GGEbiplot is very useful in discriminating coriander genotypes and test environments in traditional coriander growing areas of India.

Keywords :   GGEbiplot, multi environment data, stability, coriander.


Giridhar K, Kumari SS, Babu KN, Thankamani CK, Sastry EVD, Singh D, Lal G, Singh SP, Tehlan SK, PP V, ey , Singh D, Singh AK, Patel D, Verma P, Patel R. Mega Environment Analysis and Cultivar Selection for Resource Optimization IJBSM [Internet]. 07Aug.2016[cited 8Feb.2022];7(1):798-806. Available from: http://www.pphouse.org/ijbsm-article-details.php?article=732

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